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May 10, 2012

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Phil Sims, Pope County FCS Agent – Staff Chair

 On April 26, the Pope County Extension Homemakers conducted their Spring Council Meeting at the Harmony Free Will Baptist Church in Russellville. The theme of the program was “Memories from the Past”.   Glenda Anderson, Council President, introduced Betty F. Oliver, FCS/AEHC Volunteer Coordinator, who gave an overview of AEHC’s history the past 100 years. Joyce Hall, Past AEHC President, was also present and told of the first Home Demonstration Club that was organized in Mabelvale, Arkansas.
 Phil Sims, Extension Agent Staff Chair, presented a wonderful power point on the history of AEHC through the ages. Phil assisted with the meeting because Jeri Vangilder’s father died and she could not attend the meeting.
Members were to wear fashions and accessories that were in vogue the year they joined.  In the picture you see several ladies wearing l950 fashions.  Fashion  Show ladies in the first picture are: (Front row) Diana Roberson, Pottsville EHC; Ruby Dumas, Pottsville, EHC; Jane Moody, Crow Mountain.EHC; and Ann Pew, Economy EHC.  (Back row) Diane Parrott, Crow Mountain EHC; Ida Ruth Jones, Crow Mountain EHC; and Darla Watts, Sunnyfield EHC.  Of interest is the picture of Jane Moody, a member who not only wore a 50’s costume, she also drove her l948 Hudson car to the meeting.  The car, shown in the picture with Jane, is in perfect condition and Jane drives it everywhere. 

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